Network indicator displays random text for bluetooth network name

Bug #1180368 reported by Thomas Hood on 2013-05-15
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network-manager-applet (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

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I set up Bluetooth tethering on my phone with name "Searle". I boot my Ubuntu laptop. "Searle" is shown in the network indicator menu. After I connect "nm-applet" is shown. After I disconnect "_Configure VPN..." is shown. At other times I have seen the words "separator", "Label Empty" and I have also een undisplayable characters.

network-manager 0.9.8.0-0ubuntu6 on machine recently upgraded to Ubuntu 13.04.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in network-manager-applet (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Thomas Hood (jdthood) wrote :

I just tested again with network-manager 0.9.8.0-0ubuntu16>

I see the same problem. Actually, after connecting twice to phone the indicator disappeared entirely.

The "nmcli c list" command run in a terminal shows the correct name of the connection and "nmcli c up" can be used to activate it.

Thomas Hood (jdthood) wrote :

(cont'd)

I logged out and in and the indicator was back. I connected and disconnect the bluetooth connection and saw "Label Empty" as the connection name. (Sometimes I see random characters instead.)

I then did "sudo restart network-manager" in a terminal and this caused the indicator to disappear momentarily; after it reappeared it listed (when clicked on) the bluetooth connection under the correct name.

Kyle Gordon (kylegordon) wrote :

I can confirm that this problem is still apparent in Raring, with

network-manager, 0.9.8.0-0ubuntu6
network-manager-dev, 0.9.8.0-0ubuntu6
network-manager-gnome, 0.9.8.0-1ubuntu2
network-manager-openvpn, 0.9.6.0-0ubuntu3
network-manager-openvpn-gnome, 0.9.6.0-0ubuntu3
network-manager-pptp, 0.9.6.0-0ubuntu2
network-manager-pptp-gnome, 0.9.6.0-0ubuntu2

Cheers

Kyle

Kyle Gordon (kylegordon) wrote :

This bug is also present in Ubuntu 13.10

network-manager, 0.9.8.0-0ubuntu22
network-manager-dev, 0.9.8.0-0ubuntu22
network-manager-gnome, 0.9.8.0-1ubuntu5
network-manager-openvpn, 0.9.8.2-1ubuntu2
network-manager-openvpn-gnome, 0.9.8.2-1ubuntu2
network-manager-pptp, 0.9.8.2-1ubuntu2
network-manager-pptp-gnome, 0.9.8.2-1ubuntu2

Kyle

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